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Dasyatis  Rafinesque, 1810
Taxonomic Serial No.: 160947

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Amphotistius Garman, 1913
    Urolophoides Lindberg in Soldatov and Lindberg, 1930
    Trygon Cuvier, 1816
  Common Name(s): stingrays [English]
    fintail stingrays [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2003   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassChondrichthyes  – cartilaginous fishes, rays, sharks, condrictes, peixe cartilaginoso, tubarăo, poissons cartilagineux, raies, requins  
                         SubclassElasmobranchii  – cartilaginous fishes, rays, sharks, skates, torpedoes  
                               OrderMyliobatiformes  – stingrays  
                                  FamilyDasyatidae Jordan, 1888 – pastenagues, rayas látigo, stingrays, whiprays, whiptail stingrays, whip-tail stingrays  
                                     GenusDasyatis Rafinesque, 1810 – stingrays, fintail stingrays  
    Direct Children:  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis acutirostra Nishida and Nakaya, 1988  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis akajei (Müller and Henle, 1841)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis americana Hildebrand and Schroeder, 1928 – raya látigo blanca, southern stingray, raya americana 
                                        SpeciesDasyatis annotatus Last, 1987  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis bennettii (Müller and Henle, 1841)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis brevicaudata (Hutton, 1875)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis brevis (Garman, 1880)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis centroura (Mitchill, 1815) – roughtail stingray, clam cracker, stingaree 
                                        SpeciesDasyatis chrysonota (Smith, 1828)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis dipterura (Jordan and Gilbert, 1880) – raya látigo diamante, diamond stingray 
                                        SpeciesDasyatis fluviorum Ogilby, 1908  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis garouaensis (Stauch and Blanc, 1962)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis geijskesi Boeseman, 1948 – wingfin stingray 
                                        SpeciesDasyatis giganteus (Lindberg in Soldatov and Lindberg, 1930)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis guileri Last, 1979  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis guttata (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) – raya látigo del Golfo, longnose stingray, raya máxima 
                                        SpeciesDasyatis izuensis Nishida and Nakaya, 1988  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis kuhlii (Müller and Henle, 1841)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis laevigata Chu, 1960  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis laosensis Roberts and Karnasuta, 1987  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis latus (Garman, 1880) – brown stingray, hihi-manu 
                                        SpeciesDasyatis leylandi Last, 1987  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis longus (Garman, 1880)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis margarita (Günther, 1870)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis margaritella Compagno and Roberts, 1984  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis matsubarai Miyosi, 1939  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis microps (Annandale, 1908)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis navarrae (Steindachner, 1892)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis pastinaca (Linnaeus, 1758) – blue stingray, common stingray 
                                        SpeciesDasyatis rudis (Günther, 1870)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis sabina (Lesueur, 1824) – raya látigo de espina, Atlantic stingray, raya enana 
                                        SpeciesDasyatis say (Lesueur, 1817) – raya látigo chata, bluntnose stingray, raya mediana 
                                        SpeciesDasyatis sinensis (Steindachner, 1892)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis thetidis Ogilby in Waite, 1899  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis ukpam (Smith, 1863)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis ushiei (Jordan and Hubbs, 1925)  
                                        SpeciesDasyatis zugei (Müller and Henle, 1841)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 17-Mar-2003, website (version 13-Mar-03)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: Dasyatis   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Dasyatis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Compagno, Leonard J. V. / Hamlett, William C., ed.   
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Living Elasmobranchs   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Sharks, Skates, and Rays: The Biology of Elasmobranch Fishes   
  Page(s): 471-498   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-6048-2   
  Reference for: Dasyatis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.   
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Dasyatis   

 Geographic Information
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